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Former Harvest Co-op shoppers: have y'all figured out your replacement stores yet?

I especially miss the bulk (spices and dr. bronners as well as the main bulk); some of the random local things: the Just Soap and the 21st Century Tofu from JP; big containers of active dry yeast; eco pack bags of Nature's Path cereal.

(I am in favor of places that are T-accessible from greater Davis, and especially in favor of places that aren't Whole Foods.)
[personal profile] ron_newman
from Cambridge Day: Target signs lease for site in Porter Square, filling long-vacant space once a Walgreens

Target has signed a 10-year lease with options for six 5-year extensions, so assuming the chain remains healthy, they're here for the long term. It will be nice to see that mini-mall occupied again.
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On Sunday, December 3nd, the Highland Hot Block of Somerville is hosting its first annual Holiday Pop Up featuring all female makers from the greater Boston area. From 12:00-5:00pm, stop by 7ate9 Bakery, e. scott originals, and Workshop Salon to meet local artists and crafters and get a jump on the holiday shopping. From metal and wood housewares, leather bags and functional pottery, to cheesecake, jewelry, candles and skincare products.



Featured makers:

Amanda Kressler Designs: metal & wood geometric housewares

Aud & El Candle Co.: hand poured, soy candles

Brown & Coconut: all natural, plant based skincare

Hollis Leather: leather bags & accessories

Intention 560: meditation malas & oils

MegaMade Woodworks: wood goods for your kitchen & life

Mud & Yarn: functional pottery & knit accessories

Nora Miller Jewelry: jewels fit for a swamp mermaid


The businesses of the Highland Hot Block is located at 199 Highland Ave in Somerville. For more information about the event, please visit our event page on facebook.

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Somerville Local First proudly presents our annual Holiday Marketplace on Sunday November 26 from 11-5pm in the historic main hall of the Armory, located at 191 Highland Avenue.

This popular makers market returns this year with a list of 40+ amazing vendors ready to make your holiday shopping list obsolete. With jewelry, pet accessories, housewares, textiles, fragrances, leather goods, gifts, and specialty food items available – there is something for everyone!

Check out our Facebook invite for a complete list of vendors: https://www.facebook.com/events/764166223769619/


Dec. 17th, 2016 10:01 pm
[identity profile] somerfriend.livejournal.com
Anyone know where one can buy printer toner for my home printer on a Sunday? Staples is closed on Sundays.
[identity profile] courtney
Somerville Local First presents our second Holiday Marketplace sponsored by Float Boston, Work Shop Salon, and e. scott originals.

Join Somerville Local First and over 40 local vendors at Arts at the Armory on December 11th from 10-4 for a day of local holiday shopping!

Our Makers Marketplace features a wide variety of handcrafted goods, jewelry, accessories, confections, home decor, textiles, art, apparel and gifts for everyone on your list. This market also boasts 20 different vendors from our November event.

Shift Your Shopping this year and support designers, artists and makers in the Boston area by giving local!

For a full list of vendors, check out our Facebook Invitation that includes links to online profiles!
[identity profile] courtney
Join Somerville Local First and over 40 local vendors at Arts at the Armory on Sunday, November 27th from 10-4 p.m for a day of local holiday shopping. Our Maker’s Marketplace offers a wide selection of handcrafted goods, confections, jewelry, home decor, apparel, textiles, accessories and art. You will be sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Shift your holiday shopping this year and support our local artists, designers and makers in the Boston area.

CAMBERVILLE DOG TREATS / The Sneaky Penguin / Esoterica Jewelry  / Thorn & Bloom Perfume / Tapwater Designs / Just Enough Nonsense / The Bead Lady / Stompbox Sonic / Patricia Wellenkamp Jewelry / Burrow / Singing Stones Wire Wrap Jewelry / Q's Nuts / Porcelain and Stone / Ashley Procopio Jewelry / Tails & Sails / Jam Sessions / Migration Goods / Bye Bye Banana Bread / Spindler Confections / Soy Much Brighter / Empty Provisions / Cruz Art Designs / Curio Spice Co. / Acebo Jewelry / Deano's Pasta / Hiroshi Minato Jewelry / Alex's Ugly Sauce / Finegan's Fine Firs / Aud & El / Fluffernutter / Violette Tide Studios / Urban Kitchen / Carland Cartography / Sarah Kelly Ceramics / The Last Draw / Winter Hill Jewelry / Caroline's Kitchen / ParTea / Lion + Wolf / MACA / Barefoot  Books / Maya Yair
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I give up: where does one buy women's mid-weight gloves in this area? I'm looking for something in suede or similar, for regular outdoor use. Not sporting gear; something slightly fashionable for a professional appearance. Don't want to spend a fortune on fancy, willing to invest a bit in durable.

I get the feeling I'm a bit ahead of the seasons, as CVS didn't have any winter wear in yet, but my hands are cold now.

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Your local Garden Club has two events this week!

Wednesday – September 14th
Our Favorite Garden Tools and Tales
This roundtable-style meeting features Somerville Garden Club members telling their favorite garden stories and sharing their favorite gardening implements for a summer show-and-tell that is always enlightening and enjoyable. All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. Meetings are usually held the second Wednesday of each month at the Tufts Administration Building, (TAB), 167 Holland Street, second floor, wheelchair accessible. Parking is available, and the building is a ten-minute walk from the Davis Square MBTA stop.

Saturday, September 17th
Somerville Garden
Club Fall Plant Sale!
9am-1pm - rain or shine!
Statue Park, right in the center of Davis Square.
There will be hundreds of locally grown plants for sale. Garden Club members supply the plants from their gardens and greenhouses. Get great plants for your dorm, home or yard and help support the Garden Club.

More Information! )
[identity profile] courtney
It’s a brunch + concert + makers market! Looking for something hip and local to do in the Boston area on a hot summer Sunday? There’s no better place to shop local, eat local, and support local music than at Somerville Local First’s Music & Makers Event on August 7th.

We will be kicking off the day at 10am with a Strength Training for Runners Workshop hosted by local fitness studio THE TRAINING ROOM, followed by a 3.1 mile run led by local run club, RUNFELLOW at 11am. The makers market opens 11am and runs until 4pm, with music by The Truckdrivin’ Neighbors Downstairs (classic country, 50s and 60s standards) from 12-3pm. This event is held at Arts at the Armory (191 Highland Avenue) in Somerville, MA, and is FREE, easily accessible by car or public transportation.

The following local vendors will be selling food, jewelry, accessories, art, ceramics, perfume, clothing, spices, and more! The bar will be open so you can sip while you shop!

Check out our Facebook invite for an updated list of confirmed vendors: https://www.facebook.com/events/255265371526654/
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Have seen the windows in The Found (consignment shop next to Foundry) and they've all been papered over. Anyone have the scoop?
[identity profile] courtney
Somerville Local First's Local is for Lovers Market series is back and just in time for Valentine's Day!

Whether you're celebrating with that special someone or heading out to find that special someone, this market is the perfect kick-off to the weekend of love!

Parents, need to keep the kids occupied while you do your shopping? No worries... Knucklebones has you covered!

Check out our Facebook invite for a list of confirmed vendors and other details: https://www.facebook.com/events/540473522780506/
[personal profile] ron_newman
but I only just now found out about it, from Facebook. Usually I get drafted into volunteering for this event, but this year I didn't even hear about it. Here's a poster I found on Davis Squared's page (click to embiggen):

The listed businesses are ... )
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I just came home from McKinnon's.  I spoke with the guy in the Deli counter.  They will be sadly closing somewhere early next year.  Jan 2 earliest, but maybe into Feb or March.  The owner is 75 years old, no energy to restart.  They're not selling it, and the rent is too expensive for someone else to pick it up.

So sad.

edit, Dec 3: There's apparently a sign in the store's window saying they are not closing. There's another post in this davis square community discussing that.
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With the first distribution date rapidly approaching, Brookfield Farm CSA still has a few available shares. Two of the drop points are convenient to Davis (East Arlington on the 87, and Cambridge co-housing outside of Porter, plus other locations such as Savenor's), plus they'll do Metro Pedal Power bike delivery straight to your door right in Davis. I've been a shareholder for years and it really is an excellent, cost-effective way to get fresh local produce.
[personal profile] ron_newman
I broke the baskets at the bottom of both of my cross-country ski poles. I'd like to replace just the baskets, but if I have to I'll buy new poles. While I'm at it, I may as well also buy a new bottle of Maxi-Glide wax.

Where's a good place to find this stuff around here? So far, I've had no luck at City Sports in Porter Square, Eastern Mountain Sports in Harvard Square, and Sports Authority in Assembly Square.

(Also, if I happen to find trekking pole baskets instead, are they fine for x-c skiing too?)
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It's nine days to Purim, has anybody seen poppy-seed hamentaschen for sale locally?

Some years ago, Star Market carried them, but they've stopped; at least, there were none there last night and they don't even have a Purim display this year, so.
[identity profile] courtney o'keefe
Our next exciting and FREE marketplace happens on February 8th at Arts at the Armory from 10am to 3pm - just in time to buy gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself!).

This month, we're lucky to have Knucklebones in the house - for a suggested donation of $3, your kids can play, play, play the day away!

Also in the house are our amazing vendors:
The Sneaky Penguin
Tamaryn Design
Porcelain and Stone
Kittredge Candles
Spindler Confections
Somerville Soap Works
Philosophy Cards
Alex's Ugly Sauce
13mL designs
JoJo original designs
Singing Stones Jewelry
Yeiou {paper objects}
Brookfield Candle Company
Neighborhood Artesans
Sock Faery
Next Step Living
Zooguu Handmade Plush Toys
Q's Nuts
Sommer Crafts
Madera y Metal
Pleasant St Studios
Luna Pines Press & Craft
I am Joolienn
Davine Gifts
Patricia N. Wellenkamp
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I'd like to buy a medium-sized and relatively healthy potted aloe plant from someplace accessible via the Red Line, the closer to Davis the better. I looked in at Brattle Square Florist, but while they did have aloes, they all looked pretty scrawny and unhappy. Any suggestions?


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